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Seija Linnanmäki: ‘Climate change forces us to rethink air conditioning for comfort’

In our I claim series Seija Linnanmäki says that increasing cooling air conditioning cannot be the only solution to manage indoor climate.
A model walking the catwalk shows off an outfit created by a fashion designer, while audience sits watching the fashion show
Awards and Recognition, Studies, University Published:

Näytös24 was a celebration of creativity and personality

At the annual Aalto University Fashion Show, a total of seven prizes were awarded to fashion students' works. Innovation, high technical skills and sustainability were emphasised in the award criteria.
Kandidaattikeskus amphi Kuva: Tuomas Uusheimo / Aalto-yliopisto
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New book tells the story of the birth of Aalto University

"Aalto. The birth of the University" outlines the extraordinary administrative-political-social process that led to the formation of Aalto University.
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Reetta Ranta: ‘I try to think about how to make the world a better place’

Alum story: Alum of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture believes that everything we do should involve ethical reflection.
A smiling woman weaving a colourful carpet or rug with looms
Research & Art, University Published:

Donor story – Helena Hyvönen: ‘The world is built together, without silos’

Helena Hyvönen has had a long career as Professor of Textile Art, Rector and Dean at the University of Art and Design Helsinki and later Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. She believes it is important for the field to have a vibrant community of designers. The designers also have a lot to offer to the university.
Three-part image: yellow flower and text Marsio on the left, image of Aino-Marsio-Aalto in the middle, Aalto logo on the right
Campus, University Published:

Aalto University's open-to-all meeting point Marsio will open in September

Opening exhibitions present the Aalto community’s solutions for shaping a sustainable future

The Long Read by Aalto ARTS

Longform stories, in-depth features and profiles, data visualizations and more coming up - enjoy our webmag!

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Creativity Unfolded

Aalto University’s blog series Creativity Unfolded focuses on insights linked to creativity in a multitude of ways. Topics include design, technology, media, architecture, film, games, art theory and more. Read and join the conversation.

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Aalto student – New Student Guide replaces Into

Into.aalto.fi has been migrated to the Aalto.fi site, and the new Student Guide contains information and news for students

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Equality and diversity at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Aalto University is committed to promoting diversity, equality and non-discrimination in all its activities. We aim to provide a non-discriminatory, gender-equal and accessible environment in which employees and students with diverse backgrounds and duties receive equal treatment and are free to participate without discrimination in university activities.

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Professor Marco Steinberg behind his desk

Professor Marco Steinberg: ’We need to change, and we need to do it now’

Professor of Practice in Strategic and Industrial Design says that the world’s most pressing issues, like climate change, won’t be addressed by tinkering at the edges of today’s solutions but rather require a more fundamental redesign.

News
Henrika Yliriskun väitös taidekasvatuksen alalta tarkastettiin Aalto-yliopistossa maaliskuussa 2021.

‘Environmental art education should address the problem of human-centeredness’

‘I claim’ series presents our researchers and the results of their work. Henrika Ylirisku researches the premises of environmental art education.

News
Man in sunny winter cityscape

Aarni Kapanen illustrates Dudes & Feelings podcasts

Fighting toxic masculinity with a podcast and the help of Visual Communication Design.

News
Julia Lohmann's Department of Seaweed at WEF. Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Julia Lohmann: ‘We know too much and do too little’

Lohmann’s magnificent seaweed pavilion won the sustainable design category for Dezeen Awards 2020.

News
Karin Krokfors, kuva: Sanna Lehto

'We must look to the past, for a lesson in designing buildings for the future'

Architect Karin Krokfors says buildings should be designed to be adaptable over time. And that history holds plenty of examples for us to study.

News
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Building interdisciplinary connections through a new joint position

This September will be a start of building a new connection between disciplines as Sebastian Schlecht takes on the position as the professor of practice in Sound in Virtual Reality.

News

Aalto Art and Design Cases

Aalto Design Cases is a platform for activity-based creativity and practice-based research in the Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

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Nyang'oro Girls Dormitory, a project by Hollmén Reuter Sandman

Prominent art at Aalto University

Aalto University promotes visibility and impact of art and creativity both in society and at our own campus. Aalto University uses one percent of building costs to fund art.

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Dipoli artworks

Events

Honorary doctors 2024
Lectures and seminars

Honorary Doctors' Talks 13 June 2024

The five honorary doctors of Aalto University give insights in their areas of expertise. Open to all audience, welcome!
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Public defences

Public defence in Architecture, Landscape and Urbanism, Architect Pasi Toiviainen

Genius or Charlatanry? A psychobiographical reinterpretation of the life and works of Buckminster Fuller (title of thesis)
Arrows describing future pathways reach towards the sustainable development goals.
Public defences

Public defence in Design, M.Sc Satu Lähteenoja

Advancing sustainability transformations – Co-design for sustainable development policies (title of thesis)
Aalto University campus in Otaniemi
Conferences, Workshops

ARCH24 - The 6th International conference on Architecture, Research, Health and Care (external link)

The International ARCH24 Conference will be held at Aalto University, Espoo, 17-19 June 2024.
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